WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The daughter of an 88-year-old Wichita woman whose home was burglarized is hoping to recover just one stolen item: a box containing the ashes of the woman’s late husband.
The Wichita Eagle reports the break-in occurred Sunday morning while the widow was at church. Her daughter, J.E. Kelly, told the newspaper Wednesday the stolen items included money, jewelry and gold-colored etched metal box containing the ashes.
Kelly says her mother planned to be buried someday with her husband’s ashes. They’re worried now that whoever has the box will open it, realize what’s inside and throw it away.
The thief or thieves can keep everything else, Kelly says, “but if anyone has my father, I’d really like him back.”